Golf Course Turf Manager Salary Expectations

The chart below shows the average annual base salaries of Golf Course Superintendents based on their level of education. You'll see that the average base salary for 2-year certificate holders is actually more than those who hold 4-year degrees.

Source: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
2013 Compensation and Benefits Report

High School
Some College
1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Associates
Bachelors
$65,266
$70,573
$67,018
$86,462
$82,948
$84,598

According to
the 2013 Compensation and Benefits report by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), base salaries for Golf Course Superintendents with a 2-Year Certificate are more than the average base salaries of Superintendents who have a Bachelor's Degree. Data includes both class A and certified superintendents.

Overall, the average base salary for a Superintendent in America is $82,573. Looking at average base salaries by state, New Jersey ranks as highest with a mean of $104,137.